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Inspiring Keep Safe Halloween Costumes During COVID-19

Halloween is approaching. No one wants to miss out on the celebration of fun, candy, and darkness this year. However, Halloween is not banned. It is thankfully, provided by the CDC guidelines that will help keep you, and your loved ones safe.

These guidelines restrict some options for what can be worn for a Halloween costume. They do not cancel the imagination and ingenuity you could apply to creating a Halloween costume for yourself or someone you love

  • The CDC advises to always wear a protective COVID-19 face mask.
  • Do not substitute a costume mask for a COVID-19 safe face mask.
  • Do not wear a costume mask over a face mask due to making it hard to breath.
  • If a cloth costume mask is worn, make sure it has a least two layers.

Maybe, these few usages and ideas will inspire you to make an unforgettable Halloween costume in despite of COVID-19.

Do not forget. That because it is Halloween and lots of people are going to be wearing costumes. That does not mean that all other guidelines for safety during COVID-19 are canceled or postponed. They are still very important even though it is Halloween. For all of the guidelines that you should definitely read and practice. Look on the CDC page called Halloween Celebrations.

The costume ideas presented here combine a COVID-19 safe face mask with Halloween makeup or with over the eyes half masks. These should allow you safety and breathability as per the CDC recommendations.

The Over The Eyes Half Mask or Half Mask

Uncle Bobby Half Face Mask $39.95 found on Amazon.com.

The Zagone Studios Uncle Bobby Mask is a simple example of easy Halloween, and festively comical facial costuming. It allows space for breathing in between your face and mask. It leaves a large blank section below the top lip for application of a COVID-19 face mask. People may not know that you are not really Uncle Bobby.

Not only that. You can combine the Uncle Bobby Face Mask with any decorative COVID-19 face mask or go with just plain. I would recommend utilizing a disposable COVID-19 face mask with this Halloween half mask, because disposable is easier to breath through.

The iHeartRaves, and the Yayourel neck gaiter masks are 3 dimentional in appearance. Combining mask like these with the upper part of your face finished off in matching makeup detail, could cause Halloween costuming to change forever. Keep in mind. The neck gaiters are not super recommended protection from COVID-19. However, the CDC does state that cloth costume masks are permittable as long as the cloth is at least two layers. These masks fold to make two layers or you could buy two and combine them together. Just make sure you can breath.

Left: iHeartRaves $9.95, Amazon. Right: Yayourel $10.99, Amazon.
Coddsmz masquerade mask $14.59, Amazon.com.

Coddsmz makes a masquerade half mask that is sure to turn some heads. It combines spooky with glitz and glam that makes Halloween a ball. Combined with a glitzy glam COVID-19 mask any bone head will definitely be the best dressed (lol)!

Dressing in a fancy ball gown or a hipster styled tuxedo could turn this seemingly girls only head wear into a unisex masterpiece. What a fancy Voodoo priest! No head will go unturned and you can get your fancy on!

No bones about it. This Halloween Tiger Cosplay brand mask is more than breathable, and it can be worn with a protective COVID-19 face mask underneath. Additional eyewear or makeup can be added. It is also scary enough on it’s own. Don’t worry about the fit. This mask is adjustable. There are no limits to what you can do. Use your imagination and let fright night begin!

Tiger Cosplay Mask $19.99, Amazon.com

Although, a lot of decorative COVID-19 face mask are inexpensive. If you want to utilize more creativity for your Halloween fun, make your own decorative mask. Sewing isn’t necessary when there is fabric glue. Fabric paints are also a good way to apply to your mask that special mark that calls it your own.

Halloween can be as safe as it is fun. Having to obey all of the safety guidelines does not mean that a damper has been placed on Halloween. The fun is still waiting for everyone. We only have to add more conscious thinking to our activity as we set out to have fun. Keep safe. Wash your hands frequently, practice social distancing, and wear a mask. Happy Halloween!

At Home Halloween Fun!

Our fun Halloween holiday has been infected by another horror plaguing us all. We all know what it is called, but we continuously struggle throughout the year to get rid of it. Yet, it does not seem to want to leave us alone. It won’t let us go back to our regular day to day lives. It has negatively affected every holiday since it began. Sadly, it will put a damper one of our most favored and beloved holidays. Halloween!!!

Deciding whether or not to spend Halloween at home, or make a go for it out in public is a hard and even dangerous decision to make. We all want our old lives back, but outside of our front doors where once there was freedom. Now, lies a detriment of restriction and dred that puts unwanted fear in a Holiday we all want to enjoy.

Halloween isn’t only about ghouls and goblins. It is also, the fight against ghouls and goblins. The worst ghoul/goblin of them all for us, right now is COVID-19! Getting mad and refusing to wear our masks and maintain a social distance is not going to win the fight. It is only going to make things worse. When this fight is won it will be because we participated the battle, the war. We did so by washing our hands regularly, keeping a social distance of 6 feet, and wearing our masks. We also participated by staying home.

If you decide to take that potentially dangerous risk and go out for Halloween. Remember, how to keep yourself and others safe, and practice it. Please!

If you decide that it is best for you and your household members to stay home, try some of these fun things to do. YouTube has a bounty of resources free for everyone to use. Here are some fun stuff that you can make, use or play for having a fun Halloween at home.

Tors Times YouTube channel has a post featuring Halloween games that are fun for adults. These games are not board games. The hostess says that they are okay for children, but it is featured and recommended for adults. Take a gander at this channel for great fun and ideas for Halloween fun at home. Just click on that play button located in the center of the big icon below entitled 5 Adult Friendly Halloween Party Games to get started. When you want to return to Top Hat Tips just hit your back button.

Having a spooky Halloween dinner can be a treat almost as yummy as trick ‘r’ treating! The Halloween recipes on this Youtube channel can fill every bellie with Halloween remembrance while allowing every tummy to embrace their dark side. This year treating Halloween a bit like Thanksgiving might just be the current in vogue. After dinner, throw in a little bit of Easter and allow the kids to play a twisted candy hunt. Just tie a fist full of sweet treats into a tie bag or simply use Ziploc and let the kids and even adults, if you’d like to get a satisfying taste of Halloween trick ‘r’ treating.

Another good idea is to add some tricking into it. Instead of always finding candy, they can find that a Halloween trick is right up your sleeve. You can always jump out of a dark corner and scare them. Yet, these two videos can bring magic to a hum-drum Halloween at home. Practice safety precautions prior to utilizing these fun and amazing tricks!

Have a fun costume night! Buy or make your costume/costumes. Then break out the camera! To top all of that dressing up off download a photo manipulation app. Make photos of yourself and others look even spookier by adding some artistic photo editing. You can even make fun GIFs and laugh the night away. Then store away your fun memories as you would like to.

For fun costume ideas try these videos.

You should know that all of the photos featured on this post are of me. What I used was a download from the Google Play Store. The app is Photo Lab. You can find lots of Halloween picture enhancing on there or look for other apps that are at the Google Play Store. A lot of these apps are for free or you can pay a small amount from $5.00 to $20.00 for their premium selections. Here are some more photos that I hope will inspire your Happy Halloween!

Remember! Practice safety throughout all of your games and tricks, and don’t forget to wash, wear a mask, and keep a safe distance.